Order and Disorder - Art and Science

‘Fragile Formation’ is a performance and an installation art that is simultaneously a live experiment, exploring the phenomenon of spontaneous self-assembly. In three enlarged petri dishes glass spheres are seeking structures of order in one of the petri dishes a human movement replaces laboratory mechanical mixing and generates dynamic ordering in 600 glass spheres. The intimate interaction between the human body and the objects creates a multilayered composition of random sculpture that leaves traces after it has concluded, and provides a dimension of memory and documentation of the passing movement.
‘Fragile Formation’ is one of the few outcomes of an ongoing multidisciplinary collaboration between artist and scientists, members of the Self-Assembly Science and Art group. The group examines the phenomenon of spontaneous self-assembly: a mechanism that leads to the creation of dynamic order in a given system without any external intervention or hierarchical structure. The mechanism and its manifestations are examined in systems of varying sizes: from molecules, through zoological sociology, to human behaviour, as well as in mixed system.
The joint research which began as part of the Nano Art Lab project initiated by the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, conducted live experiments, performances and video screening in different venues.

NanoArt Lab, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Dec 2016.
Habitat III, The UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Dev, Quito Ecuador.
The OECD Conference on Urban Planning 2017, Paris.
‘White Night’ event, Beer Sheva.
Suzanne Dellal Center, TLV.
Tmuna Theatre, TLV.
Xsection Film Festival, Watertown, MA, USA
40North film Festival, San Diego, CA, USA

installation Art and photography: Tal Yizrael
Choreographer: Sharona Florsheim
Dancer: Nitzan Lederman
Costume Design: Jul Davidovich
Science: Dr. Jennifer Galanis, Prof. Daniel Harries
Performance camera: Daniel paikes